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Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton

The Center for Oral and Public History (COPH) —a component of the Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton—embraces a three-fold mission. First, COPH collects and preserves the stories of distinctive individuals and diverse communities whose historical experiences have shaped the collective memory of Southern California, defined national and transnational identities, and reflected life in an era of globalization. Second, COPH undertakes and provides support services for public history projects, particularly those designed to share oral histories with public audiences in Southern California and beyond. Third, COPH trains CSUF students in the research methods of collecting oral histories, interpreting these histories, and presenting important regional, national, and global stories to the public. Ultimately, COPH seeks to combine the strengths of oral history and public history in order to build better connections between Cal State Fullerton and the communities—local, national, and global—to which it is tied.

With more than 5,000 recorded interviews and related transcripts, photographs, and other materials, COPH maintains the largest oral history archive in the state of California. The collection stands out nationally for its grassroots nature and the wide range of communities represented. The genesis of this archive came with the creation of a student-driven oral history program at Cal State Fullerton in 1968. Today, we continue to train students to create oral histories and generate new collections. We recognize that certain obligations accompany ownership of these collections, in particular the maintenance of a suitable storage environment and access for users, including students, scholars, educators, community members, journalists, filmmakers, and policy makers. We endeavor to employ the most appropriate, up-to-date technologies to achieve both of these ends.

Contact Information:

Center for Oral and Public History (COPH)
Cal State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
Pollak Library South (PLS) 363
Fullerton, CA 92834
Phone: (657) 278-3580
Email: COPH@fullerton.edu

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California Revealed
Cultural & Academic Films
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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
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jeffrey, harry
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long, tom
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ogata, sheldon
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Note : Audio levels move across channels, and image rolls at 00:30:25 as in original tape. First part of tape is the end of the interview, beginning of interview at 00:30:25. Related Content : An oral history with Carl Karcher contains a section of this Dan Lungren interview as well. . Description : Dan Lungren, former U.S. representative for California's third congressional district, talks about President Richard M. Nixon, his policies, personality, the relationship Nixon had with Lungren's...
Topics: californialightandsound, Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Description : Monica Crowley, Nixon's former assistant (1990-1994), talks about President Richard M. Nixon, his policies, personality, the relationship she had with him, and the influence he had on Orange County as well as the rest of the nation. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California State University, Fullerton, Center for Oral and Public History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair...
Topic: californialightandsound
Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton
by Ogata, Sheldon
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Description : This oral history is part of the Center for Oral and Public History's "Martial Arts in Orange County" collection. Interviewer, Sheldon Ogata, conducted five oral histories to complete his master's degree -- discovering an interesting aspect of Orange County history. Source : 1 Tape of 1: MiniDV Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California State University, Fullerton, Center for Oral and Public History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
Topic: californialightandsound
Note : Program begins at 00:00:48 after camera adjustments. Image is overexposed along the right, as in original recording. Several seconds of black and break-up from 00:10:55 - 00:11:30. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California State University, Fullerton, Center for Oral and Public History. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topic: californialightandsound